Is your employer blocking social sites or asking for passwords?

By | November 3rd, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

HR must embrace social I find it amazing that employers would ask for your Facebook Passwords. In one way I can understand why they would block Social Networks if they think you are wasting company time looking at tweets, but it doesn't have to be that way. Employer asked for Facebook Password This infographic from Compliance and Safety.com shows - Asking for an employers password is a clear invasion of privacy Will cause bad relations with bosses and staff Could initiate a discrimination lawsuit. It actually violates Facebook's privacy terms. With regard to blocking social sites at work, most people are not stupid enough to be on Facebook during work hours if it is not part of their own job but might like to catch up in their lunch hour or break times. However, even better it could be used for the companies benefit - IE talking about great things that are happening that day, an event at work, a new product -  This is free advertising! Amazingly school and colleges in the UK are known to block social networking sites for staff and [...]